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Legislation proposes state regulated medical marijuana

A California state senator recently introduced legislation to have state regulated medical marijuana. If passed, the state would have oversight of pot farmers, doctors who prescribe medical marijuana cards and the stores that sell it. Since 1996 when the people... (Continue reading)

Democrats lose supermajority

After a little more than a year of a Democrat supermajority in both houses of the California Legislature, the legal troubles of two Democrats has cost the party its state Senate majority. [MercuryNews] State Sen. Ronald Calderon’s decision Sunday to... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach again pursuing charter

The Grover Beach City Council may ask voters to reconsider adopting a charter. [Tribune] In 2012, a ballot measure that would have transformed Grover Beach into a charter city failed by a difference of four votes. But, on Monday, the... (Continue reading)

California lawmakers to receive pay hike

California lawmakers are in line to receive a 5.3 percent raise on Monday. However, a dozen are refusing the pay hike in light of the down economy and the high number of unemployed Californians. [LATimes] A citizens’ panel approved the... (Continue reading)

California toying with toy gun ban

California lawmakers are planning to introduce a bill calling for a ban on certain replica guns. [SacramentoBee] In October, Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who was carrying a replica AK-47 in a Santa Rosa field.... (Continue reading)

Gun group sets sights on ‘restrictive’ bills

California’s most expansive gun-owners’ website, Calguns.net, has launched a campaign to encourage Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a bundle of legislation viewed as “the most restrictive collection of anti-gun laws in decades.” Setting cross-hairs on 11 specific bills, Calguns.net sponsors... (Continue reading)

The minimum wage charade

OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Both chambers of the California state legislature recently passed the largest increase in the minimum wage in decades and the Governor promises to sign the bill. The claim by supporters is that the raise will make... (Continue reading)

Court upholds California’s low carbon fuel standards

A federal appellate court ruled Wednesday that California regulators can impose low carbon fuel standards on wholesalers and refineries in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. [LA Times] AB 32, California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, requires producers, refiners and importers... (Continue reading)

California considering non-physician abortions

Women who want abortions in California may soon not need the assistance of a doctor. [Townhall] Nurse practitioners, midwives and physician assistants will join in the act of performing abortions if Governor Jerry Brown signs AB 154. The bill, which... (Continue reading)

California hunters may lose lead bullets

Governor Jerry Brown may make California the first state in the country to ban the use of lead bullets for the purpose of hunting. [SF Gate] AB 711, which would require hunters to use ammunition made from a metal other... (Continue reading)



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